November 15, 2021

Just a Few Blooms Remain

alliums

It's the end of the growing season, and most of the plants are dormant. Though we've had several freezes and snows in this USDA zone 5A area of Southern Wisconsin, there are always a few blooms that hang on this time of year. Some are very hardy, others are near the house or rock walls or other warm structures, and still others can take some cold weather if it isn't brutal or extended.

This will be the last month of this growing season that I'll post about outdoor blooms, and as long as I had a few I thought I'd participate in Carol's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Th'Ozawa' Alliums (Allium thunbergii) I posted about three weeks ago are still hanging on, although they're shriveling and forming seeds (see above). They're still pretty and holding their color, though.

roses

The Oso Easy 'Double Pink' roses are near a rock wall. Unless the buds bloom in the next week, I think they've lost their chance. (The plants bloomed a couple of times already during the spring and summer, so it's OK.) If they start to open, maybe I can force them?

fuchsias

While this potted Fuchsia (F. triphylla 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt') has mostly passed on, a few of the stems and blooms near the warm house are still blooming.

calamint

Calamintha (C. nepeta) is a tough little bloomer, and I wouldn't be surprised to find blooms under the snow even into December.

That's it for now! Thanks to Carol for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

20 comments:

  1. The last of the blooms, thank you for sharing, the color in November makes me smile.

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    1. It's fading fast, but worth celebrating. Our foliage was pretty but not as dramatic as most years because of the mild early autumn weather and the dry late summer. But still having a few blooms this time of year is nice.

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  2. It's impressive that you have both a fuchsia and an Allium blooming so late in the year, Beth. I can't make that claim. In fact, I have trouble getting either to bloom at any time of the year.

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    1. Well, the Fuchsia is next to the window. But I will say the Fuchsias preferred our cool spring and autumn weather to our dry, hot summer. Also, they seem to handle near freezing and brief freezing temperatures much better than most other annuals I've planted.

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  3. I love the Fuchsia , It would be my pleasure if you participate in my Gardening link up party here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/11/garden-affair-lycoris-lily.html

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    1. Thanks. :) I'll check into the meme. Your blog is beautiful!

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  4. I keep thinking I should try one of those roses; especially if it blooms more than once! It sounds like it will be warm enough today that we're going to finish raking and random garden cleanup.

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    1. Yes, the Oso Easy varieties seem to like our climate. And they're beautiful and easy-care shrubs. Good for you on the raking! I'm getting there, but lots more to do.

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  5. It's nice to see some of your blooms still hanging on despite the cooler temperatures. I love seeing the Fuschia and Allium still blooming and just not wanting to quit. There are a few remaining blooms here as well and I'll take it! Enjoy the blooms while you can!

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    1. Yes, surprisingly. Although winter is creeping in. The Fuchsias are much more hardy than I realized. I still have some other Fuchsias in hanging baskets on the front porch that haven't died yet! Enjoy your blooms, too!

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  6. How awesome that there is still such color in your garden!

    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

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    1. The blooms are done now after some frigid nighttime temps, but lots of pretty foliage still around, and no snow...yet. ;-)

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  7. While they may be few, all are pretty. I really like the colors of both the allium and the fuchsia--bright and cheery!

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    1. Thanks. :) They're done now, but we're having a mild late autumn/early winter. So, I'm very thankful for comfortable temps for cleaning up the garden and walking.

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  8. Sorry I am late getting around to the Bloom Day posts.
    I am amazed that you have any blooms in November as far north as you are
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. They're done now, but we've been fortunate to have mild weather this autumn. It's still comfortable outdoors for walking and doing garden chores, so...yay.

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  9. The fuchsia is beautiful but I'm ready for winter. I need the rest!

    Jeannie@GetMeTotheCountry

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    1. I know what you mean. LOL. I prefer the mild days, but I also prefer a little rest from garden chores.

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